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The Hooligan Factory (2014)

Danny wants something more. Expelled from school and living in his grandfathers flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father Danny Senior. Sent to prison for force feeding... See full summary »

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Nick Nevern
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Maza ... Danny
Nick Nevern ... Dex
Tom Burke ... Bullet
Ray Fearon ... Midnight
Steven O'Donnell ... Old Bill
Morgan Watkins ... Trumpet
Josef Altin ... Weasel
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Danny Snr
Leo Gregory ... Slasher
Keith-Lee Castle ... The Baron
Lorraine Stanley ... Sharon
Craig Fairbrass ... Mickey
Neil Large Neil Large ... Manchester's Top Boy
Juliet Oldfield ... Karen
Billy Matthews Billy Matthews ... Danny JNR
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Danny wants something more. Expelled from school and living in his grandfathers flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father Danny Senior. Sent to prison for force feeding a judge his own wig Danny Senior was a legend and Danny is looking for a way to emulate his father's achievements and rise to be "top boy". Meanwhile in Wormwood Scrubs prison legendary football hooligan Dex is about to be released. Dex is on a quest of his own, one of vengeance against his nemesis and rival firm leader Yeti. But when Danny and Dex's paths cross they embark on a journey as old as hooliganism itself. Dex, Danny and The Hooligan Factory travel the length of the country on a mission to re-establish their firm's glory days. However, the police are closing in and we get a sense that the Hooligan Factory's best days may be behind them, but with Danny on their side, and Dex finding his old form who knows where this may lead. After all... Its a funny old game. Written by Anonymous

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Football Violence, So funny...it hurts.

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English

Release Date:

13 June 2014 (UK) See more »

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Huligán háború See more »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dex has the same prison number as Carlin in Scum, 4737 See more »

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Misfiring lampooning of soccer hooligan films
7 September 2014 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Danny (Jason Meza) is the off-spring of his father, a once legendary football hooligan who has disappeared from his life. After being expelled from school and wanting more out of life, he crosses paths with Dex (Nick Nevern, also directing) another big name footie hooligan who's just been released from prison. Together, they go about re-uniting the old firm and trying to restore their former glory, but those days may be well behind them.

Even after they really ceased to hold their cult appeal, these British gangster/firm films still get put out a lot in the direct to DVD market, with a load of no name or little known actors in the lead role. So frequently do they appear, it seemed a fitting idea to make a film lampooning them all, and Nick Nevern's film is certainly thorough, sending up everything from Green Street, to more big time stuff like Goodfellas, only rarely to very funny result. It plays too much like a standard hooligan film, from the dialogue to the set up, and at times feels even more depressing than the usual such stuff.

Hyped up a fair bit by social media, with many of the cast and crew and their families allegedly behind it, it's all too evident why this enjoyed what could only have been the briefest of cinema visits. *


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